Mrs. Ranny U., (shown in the picture) is 32 years old and her husband, Mr. Choeun Kong, is 40 years old. They have been married since 2000 and have three children: one son and two daughters. One of the children attends school. The family lives along National Road Number Six, about 18 km from Phnom Penh City.
Ranny has just stared growing mushrooms in her village. Her husband assists her in the business. Ranny hopes to expand her business, so she is asking for her first loan of US$500 for this purpose.
MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho is a Cambodian microfinance institution founded in 2000 to help low-income rural and urban people and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) access financial services. Sustainable access to credit helps to create jobs and enables business owners improve their living conditions, educate their children, provide health care to their families, and more. It also enables the rural poor to remain at home with their families, rather than moving to city centers in search of employment.